Skip to comments.Obama’s solo strategy to pit GOP anger vs. Democrat zeal: Tries to win Congress by acting without it
Posted on 02/03/2014 2:01:10 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
With his new emphasis on creating government policy through executive fiat, President Obama is betting he will fire up his Democratic base more than he will infuriate Republican voters in this years midterm elections.
Democrats increasingly are abandoning their dream of winning back the House in November. Even Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said last week that she cant confidently predict it. But the president needs Democrats to hold on to the Senate, where a swing of six seats would give Republicans control, to have any hope of achieving more of his policy goals and reshaping the judiciary during his final two years in office.
The presidential party historically loses congressional seats in the midterms, and Mr. Obamas chances of defying that trend dont look good. The troubled launch last year of Obamacare has Democrats on the defensive and Republicans re-energized.
Theres a 30-point difference in terms of key Republican constituencies and key Democratic constituencies in their intensity of desire to vote, said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster. The Republicans are fired up and ready to go.
Obama losing the young
Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway said surveys show that Mr. Obama is in trouble with his previously reliable bloc of young voters.
Theres great indication now that the disappointment and disillusionment with Obamacare is spilling over into the view of government generally among youth, Ms. Conway said. If one of their major goals was to get youth to think about the government in a more benevolent, generous, accepting terms, theyre failing.(continued)
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Yes. Between Boehner and voter fraud Dirty Harry will keep his job
Republicans have been energized since March of 2010. It's their leaders in congress that keep turning up in the nap room.